When it comes to witnessing the best of cricket, it has always been the ashes. Every year two of the best teams of the world collide for the most prestigious Test match series of all time. The Ashes 2019 is all set to start from the 1st of August and the cricket fans around the world are eagerly waiting to witness the same. Here is what you can expect from the first Test Match of the Ashes 2019.
After a stunning performance in the World Cup 2019, all eyes were on Jofra Archer, and yes the cricket fans will see him in action against Australia while he makes his debut in red-ball cricket in this series. Though it is not possible to say whether he will play the first match or not. After the World Cup injury, he might begin from the second test match after his recovery. Well, time will reveal that eventually. Another important thing that might affect the squad is their last test match against Ireland. The two pacers, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes have shown the capability by taking all 10 wickets under a sum of 38 Runs.
From the batting point of view, the England Captain firmly said that they are well prepared to face the Aussies and batting will not be concern for them. Though they won their last match against Ireland, it did not go exactly how they had planned. The team was bundled up in 98 runs in their first innings. Thus bowling will be the most crucial role in the test match for England.
Australia took some time to announce their squad as they held a 3 day test match to choose the best from the 24 players played in that match. Warner will be back in the squad after the ball tampering suspension, which is a pretty good sign for the Australian point of view. The experience from Warner can turn around any match in Red-ball cricket.
Another important player to look out for in this test series is Mitchell Starc. With red fuming form, the leading wicket taker from the world cup 2019 will be seen in action in the Ashes.
As of the now, the Australian squad has got a superb top order, with immature middle order and fuming pace-stars. Alongside with these pace bowlers, Nathan Lyon will handle the spin department of Australia.
It can be well said from the recent form and the team news, the Ashes 2019 will be a show stopper. And bowling departments of both the team is what will matter the most.
Ashes 2019 Schedule
1st Test – England vs Australia
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 10:00 GMT
2nd Test –England vs Australia
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:00 GMT
3rd Test–England vs Australia
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:00 GMT
4th Test –England vs Australia
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:00 GMT
5th Test –England vs Australia
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:00 GMT